5-1 practice activity: history of policing in america clear policing

Overview

In this assignment, you will describe how the history of policing in America has evolved to meet the needs and demands of the time. You will focus on three eras: colonial, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Exploring the history of policing will allow you to understand the relationship between societal needs and professional practice. This will help you prepare for Project Three, due in Module Eight, in which you will examine a specific scenario and how policing has adapted to address it.

Prompt

In this module, you have learned how policing has evolved. There have been many changes in the organization of policing and the roles of police officers, both regionally and over time. You will now apply this knowledge to create a timeline that highlights major events or evolutions in American policing during the various eras. First, ensure that you have read the required resources for this module, as the timeline will reflect the evolution of policing highlighted in your required resources. Next, use the timeline template to describe major events and evolutions in each era: colonial, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

American Policing: The Colonial Experience

  • Describe major policing events or evolutions that occurred in the North during the colonial era.
  • Describe major policing events or evolutions that occurred in the South during the colonial era.

American Policing: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

  • Describe major policing events or evolutions that occurred in urban regions in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  • Describe major policing events or evolutions that occurred in southern regions in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  • Describe major policing events or evolutions that occurred on the American frontier in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

American Policing: The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

  • Describe major policing events or evolutions that occurred from 1900 to 1960.
  • Describe major policing events or evolutions that occurred in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Describe major policing events or evolutions that occurred in the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Describe major policing events or evolutions that occurred in the 2000s.

Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:

  • Describe major policing events or evolutions that occurred in the North during the colonial era.
  • Describe major policing events or evolutions that occurred in the South during the colonial era.
  • Describe major policing events or evolutions that occurred in urban regions in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  • Describe major policing events or evolutions that occurred in southern regions in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  • Describe major policing events or evolutions that occurred on the American frontier in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  • Describe major policing events or evolutions that occurred from 1900 to 1960.
  • Describe major policing events or evolutions that occurred in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Describe major policing events or evolutions that occurred in the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Describe major policing events or evolutions that occurred in the 2000s.

Guidelines for Submission

This assignment must be completed using the Module Five Practice Activity Template Word Document. Any references should be cited in APA format. For more information on APA style, review the Shapiro Library APA Style 

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